(Actually, I treat this blog as my visual diary but, having looked through the relevant year and not finding anything to do with the topic, I have realised that I have quite different things in both formats.)
Back to the topic. Because I found some designs that I had done, using tissue paper for collage, that were based on rectangles, I decided to use circles this time.
I did a paper collage, using the papers I had. I found that, once again, I went for the autumn tones. I rarely use cool colours.
I had been to an exhibition recently at which I saw some work by Ro Bruhn, and was inspired by a piece that she had done, using circles and then cutting the basic piece up into four pieces and mounting them slightly separated. I decided to try this but, to save time and effort, I did it using Photoshop.
Then I made the fabric piece, based on the original design. So far, that is all I have done. My aim to to make another and cut it up, to see if it will work as a design in actuality, rather than in images.
|Here is the fabric laid out as close to the paper collage as I could.|
|Here is a rather dark photo of the piece after I have done some free motion sewing on it, to anchor it down very securely. It is all on the circular shape at this stage, no other background.|
I also aim to make some circular shapes using machine embroidery and layer them, to see if a similar design can be successful. That is going to happen when someone gives me 'a round toit'.